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At Saint Michael Parish, our goal is to help every member become a minister. Our parishioners are involved in over a hundred ministries,  taking care of one another and reaching out to God’s people in the community. We firmly believe that to live out our faith is to find a way to serve others.

Liturgical Ministries

…participation in the liturgy is the right and duty of all the baptized.” (Second Vatican Council) Through our Baptism, we receive a share in the priesthood of Christ and participate in public worship which is the liturgy of the Church. Our liturgical ministers place themselves at the service of the liturgical assembly and contribute to the worship of the community. As the Second Vatican Council makes clear, liturgical participation is the responsibility of all the baptized. While not all are…

Faith Formation Ministries

The Church’s catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel.” (USCCB) Catechesis involves handing on the Word of God and informing the faith of the community. Different programs address the needs of different groups and different ages. We have a host of Faith Formation ministries that work to instruct and form our faith community. To be a catechist at…

Community Outreach Ministries

Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ (Matthew, 25:34-36) The Church is a community of human beings who, while…

Groups

You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.” -Saint Therese of Lisieux We have a host of active groups at Saint Michael Parish, from prayer groups to councils and commissions. You’re sure to find a group that speaks to your heart and helps you to live out your spiritual call to holiness. Eucharistic Adoration Meet Jesus…

Community Building Ministries

We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stay away from our assembly, as is the custom of some, but encourage one another, and this all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25) God has revealed to us that his very nature is communal and social. God the Father sends his only Son Jesus Christ and shares the Holy Spirit as his gift of love. God reveals himself…

School Ministries

For the LORD gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding…” – Proverbs 2:6 Saint Michael Parish School is a ministry of the parish, and as such, is inexorably tied to the community of faith. The impact of a solid education grounded in Catholic teaching and morality is felt by all of us, and it is for the future of our faith and our Church and our world that we must continually raise up new generations of well-formed believers. Whether…